there is just some everyday waste that is really difficult to avoid...

unpckd Terracycle collections

whilst unpckd is all about less packaging and removing the need for recycling, there are just some things we use everyday for which there are currently no viable waste-free alternatives...e.g. makeup, contact lenses, pet food packaging, medicine blister packs and crisps (to name a few)

the good news is that there are free Terracycle collection points for these unrecyclables, which they are able to upcycle into plastic products (e.g. garden furniture and playground equipment).

the trouble is that, whilst available, it's not exactly convenient - as each collection point is at a different location even town - and it all becomes a bit of an effort! 

so, we want to help out!

just as we did for the pump dispenser bottles during the first lockdown, we are going to offer a collection service for our customers for the aforementioned 'unavoidable unrecyclables' and deliver in bulk to collection points. We'll collect with your empties; initially on a trial basis to see how it works and how we cope with volumes!

DOWNLOAD PDF FLYER about unavoidable unrecyclables

Here's the details on what we're collecting and how

1. blister packs (any brand)

blister pack terracycle recycling

TerraCycle® have partnered with some pill medicine brands to create a free recycling programme for any brand of medicine blister packs.

Pop into an empty cotton refill bag:

  • any brand of empty medicine blister pack

2. crisps (any brand)

crisps terracycle recycling

Walkers® offers a simple and free crisp packet recycling scheme, which accepts all brands.

Pop into an empty cotton refill bag:

  • any brand of empty crisp packet
  • crisp multi-pack outer packaging is accepted. (although we would encourage you to buy big bags for less packaging!)


  • make sure your packets are completely empty
  • do not fold the crisp packets into triangles

3. pet food pouches (any brand) **DISCONTINUED NOV 21**

unfortunately, Terracycle have stopped collecting this waste stream, so we can no longer accept these items.

    4. makeup (any brand)

     makeup terracycle recycling

    TerraCycle® and Maybelline have partnered to create a free recycling programme for all brands of empty makeup packaging.

    Pop into empty refill bag:

    • empty face makeup packaging (e.g. compacts, tubes and pots)
    • empty eye and brow makeup packaging (e.g. mascara wands, eyeliner pens and eyeshadow compacts)
    • empty lip makeup and packaging (e.g. lipsticks, lip glosses and lip balms)


    • ensure packaging empty on inside (i.e. packaging only)
    • ensure packaging clean on outside (i.e. not going to mark or stain our refill bag please!)

    5. contact lens (any brand) *NEW*

    unpckd contact lens recycling collection
    TerraCycle® and ACUVUE® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for any brand of soft contact lenses and blister packs.
    Pop into empty refill bag:
    • Any brand of soft, disposable contact lenses (daily, 2-weekly and monthly)
    • Any brand of contact lens blister packaging
    • Any brand of foil from contact blister packaging


    • ensure packaging is clean and dry on inside and out

     any questions, please contact us